Of course, the most important news last week was the publication of “Collection #1” — a database consisting of 2.7 billion pairs of "email: password", and 773 million unique records. The leak was already covered in detail in the previous post. Now let's talk about what you should do to protect yourself.
Passwords have long been recognized as an unreliable means of protecting accounts on the network. With a high probability, all your ten-year-old passwords are already available to attackers due to the mass of large and small leaks from Linkedin, Twitter, Tumblr, MySpace and Yahoo. Spoiler: There is no simple solution to the problem, but there is a set of actions that will help reduce the risk of hacking important accounts.
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